Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief

"I think his story may have changed", Trump said on "Fox and Friends" Friday morning.

Donald Trump's idiocy is exceeded only by his ego, as ably demonstrated by the saga of the imaginary James Comey tapes. But the White House said that Trump had "no intention" to fire Mueller even though he has the "right to".

While the interview started out innocently enough, with Fox and Friends' Ainsley Earhardt asking Melania about her move into the White House, the interview quickly shifted to a darker topic; the alleged Comey tapes.

Trump disputed Comey's testimony that he felt pressured by the president to drop the FBI's investigation of fired national security adviser Mike Flynn, as well as Comey's account that the president asked for loyalty from him. After Trump suddenly fired Comey and was stunned by the backlash, word began to "leak" out about Comey's version of their conversations.

Trump, in the Fox News Channel interview, did not say exactly what he thought had changed about Comey's story.

"Regardless of whether the President intends his tweets to be an official reply to the House Intelligence Committee, the White House must respond in writing to our committee as to whether any tapes or recordings exist", Schiff said Thursday, adding that Trump's statement "raises as many questions as it answers".

Mr Comey has suggested that the tweet prompted him to ask an associate to release damaging information to The New York Times. And if you look further back, before he heard about that, I think maybe he wasn't admitting that, so, you'll have to do a little investigative reporting to determine that. On May 17, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, as a special advisor to investigate this affair. Several Trump allies aired criticism of Mueller earlier this month, with one of Trump's friends telling PBS that Trump was mulling letting Mueller go.

Trump added: "I mean we're going to have to see in terms - look, there has been no obstruction". "I don't know how this serves the country's interests".

Trump flirted with presidential runs in 1988 and 2000 before abandoning them.

Huckabee Sanders and the press office intensified the Wonderland atmospherics at the White House when they refused to let her appearance be shown on video and then described an announcement of this refusal as "NONREPORTABLE". And his embrace of birtherism, which questioned whether Obama was born in the United States and was eligible to become president, fueled his own political rise.

The pattern has continued since Trump's election. In March, he tweeted the incendiary claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, a charge he's never supported. Attorney Jay Sekulow has denied Trump's announcement on Twitter on Friday that he was being investigated for having dismissed the FBI's director last month.

Without a shred of evidence, Trump also suggested that Mueller's team of lawyers are "all Hillary Clinton supporters".

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